The United Arab Emirates government’s National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority updated its guidance by ending the mandatory requirement to wear face masks and obligatory quarantine for COVID-19 contact cases.
The rule went into effect on Saturday, where the fully vaccinated passengers will no longer require PCR tests. The management said, “for economic and tourist sector, physical distancing has been canceled while mask-wearing in closed places is still mandatory”.
Abu Dabhi, UAE’s capital, also removed the requirement for those coming from other UAE emirates to pass a PCR test on entry. However, these places will have social distancing that will be observed. EDE scanners and the Green passes will be placed in these places and the same rule will be applicable for the events. According to the NCEMA, the capacity for private events will be increased to 90%.
A green pass will be required even for all the employees, visitors, and contractors visiting Abu Dhabi’s government offices and unvaccinated employees will be restricted to enter the government office with a prior exemption notice.
January has seen a fall in the daily coronavirus cases from 3000 to 600.